Principal's Message

Principal’s Message:

“It always seems impossible until it’s done”~ Nelson Mandela

As we come to the last month of school we start to reflect our successes and

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challenges over the school year. We are feeling very positive about the first year of this school and amazing learning community. We have certainly had our challenges and at

times some things seemed impossible, but together we were able to move forward and achieve what we have set out to achieve. In our School Educational Plan (SEP), that will be posted on our website shortly, you can read in detail our plan for the future and strategies we will be using to get there. Thank-you to the parents, staff and students who contributed to the planning and writing of this very important document. Thank-you also to all the parents, students and staff who completed the RVS satisfaction surveys as this data helps drive our decisions and planning.

I would like to welcome some new staff that are in to finish up this year and some

that will be staring next year. Mrs. Elizabeth Bowen is now temporarily replacing Mrs. Lee as our Learning support specialist until the end of June. Ms. Amanda Hogan is in for Mrs. M'buge until the end of the year and will be part of our Grade 2 team next year. Miss Melanie Noseworthy and Ms. Tammy Neid will be joining us in the fall for the new school year. We are also very pleased that Mr. Greg Kapiniak will be joining Mrs. Kennedy as our grade 6-8 band specialist and music teacher. He comes to us with great experience and success in leading Band programs from grade 5-12. Mrs. Suzanne Krienke will be joining to teach our Grade 5/6 combined class.  We are very excited to have Ms. Terry Lewis join our admin team as an Assistant Principal. There will also be some changes in positions for next year. Mr. Wobst and Mr. Bitango will be moving to Grade 8 and Ms. Jensdottir will be moving to grade 6. There will be a couple more teachers added to our roster as we complete staffing for next year.

Although we still have a month left in school, I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for an amazing first year as part of the Heloise Lorimer School community. We look forward to next year and continuing our growth and living our vision, mission, and seven virtues everyday. We are the Heloise Lorimer Knights and we are striving to always actualize our motto of ‘Building and Belonging’.  Thank-you for being part of this amazing journey!

Have a great June and Summer, see you all on Friday, September 1st, from 12-1 PM at our open house to meet the teachers and see what class your child is in. We hope this will help alleviate any stress and help things run smoothly for the first day of classes on Tuesday, September 5th.

Brenda Valerio

Principal, Heloise Lorimer School



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